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Virtual Delegates Assembly to be held in October

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Dear members of CTIF, 

Unfortunately, the ongoing pandemic situation with the coronavirus does not allow us to meet and hold a physical annual Delegate Assembly this year. 

The organization of the Delegates Assembly is very important for the operation of the CTIF organization so we would like to inform you that the virtual Delegate Assembly will take place on October 21, 2020 at 9:00 UTC via the Zoom application. 

You will receive more detailed information on access, agenda and elections. You will also receive detailed instruction on how to connect to Zoom, and technical support, once we get closer to the date. As usual, invited members will be National Delegates and our commercial members. Only the designated national representatives will have voting rights, just like during a physical meeting.

The meeting will likely be no more than 2-3 hours maximum duration, and will involve the counting of votes for new members of the Executive Committee, and also conformation of the votes for the new CTIF Presidential Election. A voting procedure by proxy will take place in advance, and the votes will be counted with independent witnesses live during the DA meeting.

The CTIF seminar working group is also working on selecting a small number of keynote speakers to hold short virtual lectures during Delegates Assembly. Due to being restricted to the internet, the program will be much shorter than a normal DA.

The start time is set for 9 am, UTC. (+ / - 0)  Since October 21 is after Day Light Savings has ended for all member countries, it means that for most central European countries, the meeting will start at 10:00 am. (Central European Time)

In Finland and some Eastern European member countries, the meeting start time will be at 11:00 am.

In Russia (Moscow) the start time will be 12 (Noon).

In the UK, the meeting will start at 09:00 (GMT.)

For our members in Japan and South Korea, the start time will be at 18:00 / 6 pm.

In Iran, (Tehran) 12:30 pm.

For the east coast of the United States, the start time of the meeting will be 4 am. For the Pacific US states, the start time will be 2am. For other US states, please refer to and calculate your time difference with either Pacific or Eastern standard time.

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact the CTIF Office.

PS: Organising an online international event is challenging due to the various time zones. The CTIF Executive Committee has spent  much effort discussing this, and decided on the start time based on what is the least inconvenient for most of our member countries. We realize that it will be a very early morning (or late night?) for some of our North American friends. 

CTIF hopes that all member countries will be able to attain the meeting, despite the time differences.



Sehr geehrte Mitglieder der CTIF 

Leider erlaubt uns die Situation mit dem Coronavirus nicht, dieses Jahr persönlich zu treffen und die jährliche Delegiertenversammlung abzuhalten. 

Die Organisation der Delegiertenversammlung ist für den Betrieb des CTIF sehr wichtig. Wir informieren Sie daher darüber, dass die virtuelle Delegiertenversammlung am 21. Oktober 2020 um 9:00 UTC über die Zoom-Anwendung stattfinden wird. 

Sie erhalten detailliertere Informationen zu Zugang, Tagesordnung und Wahlen. 

Bitte reservieren Sie die Zeit. 

Bei Fragen stehen wir Ihnen gerne zur Verfügung! 2 



Chers membres du CTIF 

Malheureusement, la situation avec le coronavirus ne nous permet pas de nous réunir et de tenir l'Assemblée annuelle des délégués avec présence physique cette année. 

L'organisation de l'Assemblée des Délégués étant très importante pour le fonctionnement du CTIF, nous vous informons qu’une assemblée virtuelle des Délégués aura lieu le 21 octobre 2020 à 9h00 UTC via l'application Zoom. 

Vous recevrez des informations plus détaillées sur l'accès, l'agenda et les élections. 

Veuillez vous réserver la date et l’heure. 

Nous sommes à votre écoute pour toute question! 




Best regards - Mit besten Grüßen - Meilleures salutations 

Tore Eriksson                                             Roman Sykora 

President CTIF                                            General Secretary